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Germany parliament votes to criminalise commercial euthanasia

Germany’s parliament has voted to criminalise organisations that take payment for assisting patients to terminate their lives. It follows the

Germany’s parliament has voted to criminalise organisations that take payment for assisting patients to terminate their lives. It follows the

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"Right to die" law rejected by British parliament

MPs have rejected plans for a right to die in England and Wales in their first vote on the issue in almost 20 years. In a free vote in the Commons

MPs have rejected plans for a right to die in England and Wales in their first vote on the issue in almost 20 years. In a free vote in the Commons

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France: Vincent Lambert case sparks fresh debate on right-to-die

The row over whether French tetraplegic, Vincent Lambert, should be allowed to live or die has reached a new impasse, with doctors deciding he should

The row over whether French tetraplegic, Vincent Lambert, should be allowed to live or die has reached a new impasse, with doctors deciding he should

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France can take man off life support following court decision

The European Court of Human Rights has upheld a decision by France's highest legal body to allow doctors take a man, in a coma since 2008, off life support.

The European Court of Human Rights has upheld a decision by France's highest legal body to allow doctors take a man, in a coma since 2008, off life support.

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France passes 'deep sleep' bill for end of life patients

French MPs have voted overwhelmingly in favour of the deep sleep bill. The draft law would allow terminally ill patients to opt for a deep sedation until they die.

French MPs have voted overwhelmingly in favour of the deep sleep bill. The draft law would allow terminally ill patients to opt for a deep sedation until they die.

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France: Controversial draft law revives euthanasia debate

French legislators have started debating a draft law which could take the country a step closer to legalising euthanasia. It’s brought campaigners

French legislators have started debating a draft law which could take the country a step closer to legalising euthanasia. It’s brought campaigners

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Germany: nurse admits killing 30 patients

A male nurse in Germany has admitted killing around 30 patients who were critically ill or in intensive care, a psychological expert has told a court

A male nurse in Germany has admitted killing around 30 patients who were critically ill or in intensive care, a psychological expert has told a court

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Belgian doctors block convicted murderer's euthanasia

Belgian doctors have denied a convicted murderer and rapist the right to die. Fifty-two-year-old Frank van den Bleeken is serving a life sentence for

Belgian doctors have denied a convicted murderer and rapist the right to die. Fifty-two-year-old Frank van den Bleeken is serving a life sentence for

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French MPs release report on end of life care

French MPs have submitted a report to the President on end of life care that stops short of euthanasia. The proposals allow the right to ‘continuous

French MPs have submitted a report to the President on end of life care that stops short of euthanasia. The proposals allow the right to ‘continuous